An association used RDP support to turn the ‘disadvantages’ of long periods of cold and darkness in northern Sweden, into a unique selling point for tourism.
Projects & Practice
A female entrepreneur set up a company to produce high quality fashion products made of natural material.
The ‘Terroir Moselle wine and architecture route’ is a ‘preparatory’ cooperation project gathering six LEADER areas, five wine growing areas from four regions and three countries.
An example of a LEADER financed local festival that became a tool to promote cultural heritage and create the conditions necessary for sustainable local development.
Using LEADER support to set up a climbing park and create opportunities for diversified local economic development.
Investing in extending a cycle lane to promote soft mobility in the commute to work or the school run, as well as for leisure.
Organising bicycle rallies as a means of promoting social interaction and integration.
In order to take advantage of the enormous potential of outdoor tourism, fostering cooperation and networking among the local actors is essential.
A LEADER project used artistic creations to increase the attractiveness of a remote rural area and stimulate economic activity.
An ecovillage was developed on Sweden’s Gotland island using EAFRD funding, providing a model for environmentally-friendly accommodation, waste water treatment, food and energy production. The site is also a template for non-consumerist approaches.